Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Despite Obama’s rosy words, the debt still looms.

  • Jan 27, 2015

House Republicans depart from business as usual.

  • Jan 23, 2015

How fair are leave and community college proposals?

  • Jan 20, 2015

For France, deciding how much offensive speech to tolerate.

  • Jan 16, 2015

Keystone is one example of how neither side listens to the other.

  • Jan 13, 2015

Lawyer helping sexual assault victims in uniform finds herself under fire.

  • Jan 9, 2015

Neli Latson should get treatment, not more jail time.

  • Jan 8, 2015

The two-year sentence for Bob McDonnell seems about right.

  • Jan 6, 2015

Neli Latson’s case shows that those with mental illness and disabilities don’t get the help they need.

  • Dec 23, 2014

The next two years may be slog, but Obama looks to the possible.

  • Dec 19, 2014
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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